Tag : photography

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“HABEAS CORPUS: NUDE, IDEOLOGY AND IDENTITY IN CUBAN PHOTOGRAPHY (1982-1993)”, by WILLY CASTELLANOS at Aluna Art Foundation, Miami

Saturday, March 22nd/2014 at 7:00pm

ALUNA ART FOUNDATION
172 B WEST FLAGLER STREET
MIAMI, FL 33130

Aluna Art Foundation & Focus Locus cordially invites you to “HABEAS CORPUS: NUDE, IDEOLOGY AND IDENTITY IN CUBAN PHOTOGRAPHY (1982-1993)”, the last of our talks with art historian, curator and photographer WILLY CASTELLANOS; as part of the series “ART, DOCUMENT AND REALITY: REFRACTIONS ON PHOTOGRAPHY IN CUBA” (History, Theory and Criticism).

WILLY CASTELLANOS An art historian, curator and photographer, holder of a degree in History of Arts from the University of Havana (1993) were he graduated with a thesis on photography: “Nude as Objet and Strategy in Cuban Photography (1982-1993)”; Castellanos left Cuba in 1994 to Argentina.
In 2001, he moved to Miami, where he actually lives and works. His writings on art have been published in the magazines Fotomundo (Buenos Aires), Revolución y Cultura (Havana), P’alante Magazine/The Sun Sentinel (Broward, FL), Arte al Día International, LetraUrbana.com and Nagari Magzine, as well as in several exhibition catalogs in the United States.
In Miami, Castellanos was the Curator of the photography exhibition “Prayers for Saints and Orishas” at the Spanish Cultural Center of Miami (CCE), and also of “New Gods by José Franco,” and “20 Brands by Felix Beltrán” (co-curated with Rafael López-Ramos) for the Miami Dade College Art Gallery System (AGC).
Castellanos is the co-author of the critical essay for the book of Cuban photographer Raúl Canibano published by La Fabrica (Madrid, 2012); and is currently working on the publication of two more books on Cuban contemporary photography.
His photographic essay “Exodus: a missing page in history”, which documents the start of the massive wave of “rafters” that left the coast of Havana in 1994, was selected and invited in 2012 to open the Photoamerica edition of Arteamericas, the Latin-American Contemporary Art Fair of Miami. His shots have been featured in one-man and group shows in Cuba, Argentina, Brazil, and the United States.

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Juan Antonio Molina Cuesta: A Conversation on Cuban Photography of the 90′s at ALUNA ART FOUNDATION, Miami

Thursday March 6th, 2014 at 7:00pm

ALUNA ART FOUNDATION
172-b west Flagler Street,
Miami FL 33130

Aluna Art Foundation cordially invites you to our ongoing talks | March 2014
ART, DOCUMENT AND REALITY: REFRACTIONS ON PHOTOGRAPHY IN CUBA (History, Theory and Criticism)
“SINCE THE WHORES HAD GONE: URBAN SPACE, EROTICISM, DOCUMENT, AND POLITICS”.
A conversation on Cuban Photography of the 90’s by art critic and curator Juan Antonio Molina (in Spanish)

“SINCE THE WHORES HAD GONE” is the title of the book in process that brings together newspaper articles, essays, and chronicles, written during the last 20 years by Juan Antonio Molina on contemporary Cuban Photography. The book will also include subjects as the representations of urban space, the relationship between photography and poetry, body, fiction, staging, and the different alternatives of what the author called “New Documentary in Cuba”. Parallel to these reflections, the essay opens a space on identity and rootlessness, aesthetic utopia and political disenchantment, as well as memory and the recent national history.

JUAN ANTONIO MOLINA (Havana,1965)

Art critic, professor and independentcurator, Juan Antonio Molina was a researcher and curator for the Fototeca Nacional de Cuba and for the Wifredo Lam Center – which organizes the Havana Biennial. In Mexico he was a contributor to the Fototeca Nacional of the Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia, and for the Centro de la Imagen (Images Center?) of the Centro Nacional de las Artes. In 2009, he wasthe coordinator of the XIII Bienal de Fotografía of Mexico, organized by the Centro de la Imagen and the Centro Nacional de las Artes. Between June and December 2009, Molina was the coordinator of the Seminar of Contemporary of the Centro de la Imagen.

In recent years, Molina has taught and lectured at The Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, The Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, The Universidad Veracruzana, and The Instituto Potosino de Bellas Artes among others. His writings have been published in Aperture, Arte al Dia International, Replicant, C International Photo Magazine, Arte Cubano, Encuentros de la Cultura Cubana, Fisura, Arte y Naturaleza, Origina, Tierra Adentro, Atlántica Internacional de las Artes, and Estudios Interdisciplinarios de América Latina y el Caribe, among other journals.

He currently leads the project “Página en blando: curatorial works, criticism and art education” in Mexico City.

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Stories – Tony Mendoza – Miami

October 28 – November 29, 2013

Opening Reception on November 2, 2013 from 7-9 pm

 

Art @ Work
1245 SW 87th Ave.
Miami, FL

 

Tony Mendoza is a Columbus, Ohio based artist born in Havana, Cuba.  His work will be on view next month in Miami. This exhibit features a selection of 1980′s black and white selenium toned photographs from Stories, a series of autobiographical impactful tales that center on the life of the artist, introducing us in a very personal and stirring way to family and friends. The artist’s pioneering method in chronicling the apparent epitomizes the consolidation of words and image into a visual statement as an art form.

The opening night reception for Stories is Saturday, November 2, 2013, 7 – 9 pm and is free and open to the public. The exhibition will be on view from October 28 through November 29, 2013 weekdays from 11 am to 5 pm.

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Mario Algaze – Throckmorton Fine Art

July 11 – September 14, 2013

 

Throckmorton Fine Art
145 E 57th Street
New York, NY
 

Throckmorton Fine Art is pleased to present a photography exhibit of portraits of famous men and women. Portraiture has a lengthy, rich, and diverse history in art. In our era, portraits of the famous have a pleasant association: they are familiar and frequently serve as cultural and temporal markers. These portraits, though, can be enigmatic, showing recognized faces but only hinting at complex personalities and the quixotic flow of fortune and tragedy.

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The AIPAD Photography Show

April 4-7, 2013

The AIPAD Photography Show
Booth #115
Park Avenue Armory
Park Avenue & 66th Street
New York, New York

More than 75 of the world’s leading photography art galleries will present a wide range of museum-quality work, including contemporary, modern and nineteenth-century photographs, as well as photo-based art, video, and new media, at the historic Park Avenue Armory in New York City’s Upper East Side.

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Isabel Sierra- Self Exiles

August 3 to September 1, 2012

Collage Gallery
154 Almeria Avenue
Coral Gables, FL

I do photography to find out who I am. To open my eyes every morning in a city other than Havana is a revelation that occurs to me again and again. I start each day aware that I live between different worlds, because my new city is so different from the Havana I love so much.

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Silvia Lizama -Farside Gallery

FARSIDE GALLERY

1305 Galloway Road (87th Avenue), Miami, FL 33174

Silvia Lizama: Selected Photographs 1980 – 2005

February 18 through March 15, 2012

Opening Reception: Saturday, February 18

Note: This exhibit is by appointment.

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Mario Algaze- Throckmorton Fine Art

MARIO ALGAZE   –   FORTY YEARS

November 10th – January 7th, 2012

145 EAST 57th STREET, 3RD FLOOR
NEW YORK, NEW YORK 10022
TEL 212 223.1059 | FAX 212 223.1937
Opening reception:
Thursday, November 10th, 2011 6-8pm.
Book available:
Mario Algaze, Portfolio: $125.00

Throckmorton Fine Art is pleased to offer an exhibit highlighting four decades of work by the accomplished photographer, Mario Algaze. The exhibit will present 35 images included in the handsome catalogue of his work published in 2010, Mario Algaze: Portfolio. Algaze has worked throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, including his native Cuba, and his photographs reveal his intimacy with the region and its peoples.

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Mario Algaze – Portfolio

Photographs by Mario Algaze.

Di Puglia Publisher, 2010.

151 pp., Black & white illustrations througout, x12¼”

Introductions by Carol Mc Cusker , chief curator at MoPA with a translation into Spanish by Enrique Fernandez.

Designed by Jorge R. Moya and Alejandro Anglada of MGSCOMM, NY

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Abelardo Morell – Outside-in, upside-down — and now in color!

photographs by
Abelardo Morell

plus an audio interview with the
photographer by Jim Casper

Lens Culture Magazine

Abelardo Morell travels the world and converts full-size rooms (some spare, some ornately rococo) into immense camera obscura devices. He brings the outside in through a tiny pin-hole, and by the alchemy of optics, the outside is projected quite naturally upside down superimposing and hugging the surfaces of everything in the room. Then, he photographs the resulting “installation” with his 8 x 10 view camera and enlarges the prints to mural size.

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María Martínez-Cañas at the Freedom Tower – 2010

By Roni Feinstein

In the photograph titled Doll, a figure in old-fashioned dress appears to float gracefully in a dark, shadowy space. But as soon as the viewer becomes aware of the structure of María Martínez-Cañas’s “Lies” series (2005)—scenes of violent death distorted to near illegibility—the fanciful-seeming image is seen to depict a woman lying dead on a carpet.

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Abelardo Morell

Seeing New York Through Leonardo’s Eye
Most of Abelardo Morell’s photographs are digital, but a lot of his gear is, conceptually, a millennium old. Morell is among the few contemporary masters of the camera obscura, the ancient method of projecting an image on a wall (deployed by Renaissance masters, like Leonardo da Vinci, and possibly used as a painting aid).  All it is, really, is a room with a tiny hole in the wall or roof that acts as a lens. Previous Morell portraits include a Times Square hotel room enrobed in an image of Times Square itself. For his new hybrids—on view in twin shows opening this month, at Bryce Wolkowitz and Bonni Benrubi—Morell photographs vivid cityscapes projected onto unexpected surfaces, like the gravel rooftop seen at right. “It involves a huge amount of work to create something my daughter could make in Photoshop in two seconds,” he says.

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